Cincinnati Family Magazine

Top Toys: Ages 3 & Older


Barbie Hello Dreamhouse Mattel | mattel.com | $299.99 | Ages 6 and older Barbie has an awesome new high-tech smart home that’s WiFi enabled complete with speech recognition — it knows more than 100 voice commands. The house reacts when a doll steps into a room, and your child can tell the house to turn… Read more »

Top Toys: Ages 0 – 3


Food Truck Kitchen MEGA BLOKS | megabloks.com | $39.99 | Ages 1 – 5 Your child can be a part of the food truck action with this 32-piece set. Kids can role play as the cook and sell their “food” to friends and family as they practice fine motor skills, self-expression and sharing. Cabbage patch… Read more »

TOP TOYS: Ages 6+


Here are the top toys for 2015 that you can find locally in area shops that are cool for ages 6 and older.

TOP TOYS: Ages 3-5


Alphabuild Kid O, $50 Magnetized blocks of varying sizes snap together to form distinct letters of the upper case alphabet. Practice problem solving skills to select the correct pieces to match together, while also having the flexibility for open-ended play. Available at Blue Manatee. TOMY Gearation: Time to Imagine TOMY, $49.95 Gearation will have your little… Read more »

TOP TOYS: Found Locally


We sent two local moms — Tina Pratt and Amanda Ciani — out to local shops to find the top toys … here’s what they discovered in our age-by-age guide.

Editor’s Picks: Top Toys


When it comes to shopping for the holidays … we’ve rounded up the ones you’ll want. Here are our favorite top toys of the year.

Fall Fun for Your Little Ones


It’s the season of fall fun in Greater Cincinnati! Here are our editors’ picks for kid-friendly Halloween hoots that are good for your little ones this month. fri 17 FREE SPOOKTACULAR West Chester Family Dentistry invites the whole family for the 6th Annual Spooktacular Event, featuring a costume contest, tasty treats, a chili cook-off, music,… Read more »

Easy Eggplant Parm


INGREDIENTS: 1 large eggplant (cut into 12 slices, 1/2 inch thick) 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup butter or margarine (melted) Fresh basil, sliced 12 cherry tomatoes, sliced and broiled (or grilled) 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano (undrained)… Read more »

Cool Family Calendars


Make Mom Central sing with this attractive calendar set with a binder. Cool family calendars are all the rage … (and blackboard ones make a lot of chalkboard dust!). Planning moms will love this wall calendar from Hippie Projects as seen on Etsy. YOU choose the calendar’s start month, and blocks are large enough for writing in… Read more »

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